Russian Satellite Sent to Warn in Case of Missile Attack Burned Up in the Atmosphere

10 января, 2019 15:51

DUSHANBE, 10.01.2019 (NIAT Khovar) – The Russian Kosmos-2430 military satellite, which was a part of an early warning network against ballistic missile attacks, descended from orbit and burned in the atmosphere, reports TASS citing the Russian Aerospace Force Command on Thursday.

“The Russian Kosmos-2430 military satellite was deorbited in a planned manner at 09:48 Moscow time on January 5. The satellite completely burnt up in the dense layers of the atmosphere over the Atlantic Ocean at an altitude of about 100 km. The on-duty teams of the Russian Aerospace Force’s Space Troops controlled the satellite’s deorbiting at all trajectory sections,” stated the Russian Aerospace Force Command.

“The satellite was launched in 2007 and in 2012 it was excluded from the orbital grouping of the Russian Federation after using up its potential,” the statement added.

The Russian Kosmos-2430 satellite was part of Russia’s Oko missile attack early warning system. The satellite was in launched into orbit by the Molniya-M carrier rocket from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in north Russia to monitor intercontinental ballistic missile launches from the US territory.

10 января, 2019 15:51

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